Adam Lambert Recalls Receiving An Offer From Taylor Swift

On a recent episode of Hits Radio’s ‘Finish The Lyric,’ Adam Lambert spoke of the time Taylor Swift offered him to be in her music video ‘You Need To Calm Down.’

While he couldn’t finish the song’s lyrics when asked, the singer recalled how his brief part in the clip came out to be. Talking about what it was like to be in the video, he said:

“It was wild. I mean, it was very last minute. I was actually doing an episode of Ellen [DeGeneres] that day, filming multiple episodes, and Taylor was on set. She was gonna do an episode as well. They were like, ‘Oh, we’re filming part of our music video today here.'”

Mentioning his role, he went on:

“She came into my dressing room. She’s like, ‘Do you wanna be in it?’ I was like, ‘Okay, great!’ It was so random. So then, you know, sitting there pretending to give Ellen a tattoo with, apparently, like an Easter egg of a song lyric. I don’t recall what it was. I think they added it in post. So, yeah, there you go.”

‘You Need To Calm Down’ included many artists from the LGBTQ+ community, such as Hayley Kiyoko and Todrick Hall. Parts of the video also featured RuPaul and queens from ‘Drag Race,’ which have been widely discussed because of the recent bills restricting drag performances.

Back in May, Tennessee and some other states in the US passed a law banning drag entertainers from performing in public places where they may be within the view of children. This caused reactions from names in the industry who showed support for LGBTQ+ rights.

In fact, Lambert himself shared his views on the matter with a tweet. He wrote:

“Drag is joy. It’s a celebration of all the things that make queer people who we are. Drag is an amazing way to bring light to the world. And these lawmakers are terrified of just how brightly we’re shining. They’re using children as an excuse to take one more thing away from us.”

The singer went on to call out the allies and members by saying:

“These laws could be very easily manipulated in order to target and punish people in our community. So let’s come together and protect our drag entertainers in our community and protect the freedom of speech that we all have a right to in this country.”

A few months after his statements, the Queen vocalist headlined London Pride to support the community on July 1. Now, he has an upcoming tour with the other band members, which will kick off on October 4.